1. Director-General for International Organizations Chung Byung-ha had a policy consultation with Mr. Eduardo Jaramillo, Director-General for the United Nations Organization of the Foreign Ministry of Mexico, on the morning of February 4, Seoul time.
2. During the consultation, the two sides extensively discussed global issues of mutual interest, including Mexico’s plan as a non-permanent member of the Security Council for the 2021-2022 term, key agendas of the United Nations Security Council including the Korean Peninsula issue, and preparations for the UN Peacekeeping Ministerial to be held in Korea in December 2021.
° The Korean side asked for Mexico’s participation and cooperation for the success of “the 2021 UN Peacekeeping Ministerial” to take place on December 7 and 8. The Mexican side explained that, considering the significance of the Ministerial as a major meeting in the area of peacekeeping operations (PKO), Mexico plans to take an active part in it.
° The Mexican side mentioned that, as a non-permanent member of the Security Council for the 2021-2022 term, Mexico will carry out activities with a focus on such issues as conflict resolution, disarmament, and women, peace and security, and suggested continuing close communication and cooperation between the two countries.
3. “The policy consultation between the Korean and Mexican directors-general for international organizations” is part of policy dialogue between the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the five new non-permanent members of the Security Council for the 2021-2022 term. It is seen to have served as an opportunity to build consensus between Korea and new members of the Security Council on key global issues and to further strengthen cooperation on major international stages, including the UN Security Council.
° The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will continue communication on key global issues with members of the Security Council by holding bilateral consultations with them on a regular basis as part of the efforts to prepare for Korea’s bid for non-permanent membership of the Security Council for the 2024-2025 term.